Lite-On Announces 12X Blu-ray Disc Writer




Lite-On, a global leader of optical storage solutions, proudly announces its 12X Blu-ray Disc (BD) writer: iHBS212

Lite-On recognizes the increasing consumer demand for higher Blu-ray writing speed and large volume data storage on Blu-ray Discs. The iHBS212 does just that: it offers the fastest Blu-ray writing speeds currently available in the market.

This BD writer is capable of recording and playing back today’s most popular media formats including Blu-ray, DVD, and CD. Besides writing BD-R Single Layer discs at 12X, the iHBS212 writes Double Layer BD-R media at 8X, and reads BD-ROM discs at 8X as well. Single Layer DVD±R discs can be written at 16X, Double Layer DVD±R at 8X and rewritable discs at 8X (+RW) and 6X (-RW) respectively. The drive reads and writes CD-R at 48X and rewrites CD-RW at 24X.

“With the iHBS212 Lite-On strengthens its position as a leading Optical Disc Drive manufacturer”,says marketing manager. Jelmer Veldman. “Now that the marketing adoption of the Blu-ray format is increasing ever more, we are happy to offer our consumers this up-to-day Blu-ray writer, next to our BD-COMBO and BD-ROM drives”, Veldman adds.

The iHBS212 incorporates Serial ATA interface for better performance and versatility. The drive is designed using a short-loader mechanism for better airflow and a lower noise level, and is well-suited for today’s mini desktop PCs. With the included LightScribe technology users can apply laser-etched labels directly onto their LightScribe discs. The iHBS212 is equipped with CyberLink BD Suite, including advanced Blu-ray writing and playback applications.

Featured with the drive is Lite-On’s patented SmartWrite technology for setting the optimum speed of operation, enabling users to “burn and work” simultaneously. Users can run other applications while making a BD, DVD or CD with a minimum risk of failed burns, or creating “coasters”. Also included are SmartX technologies, used to adjust data extraction speed, such as decreasing the reading speed when possible to reduce acoustic noise and anti-vibration, and provide smooth and quiet playback.

A bulk version of this drive (named iHBS112) is already available for order.

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